Monday, March 26, 2007

daily painting practice - garlic and chives

The contrast of the white garlic with the dark shadowy tomato sauce jar is what attracted me to this arrangement.
A lot of glare. I think that happens when the paint is dry and has less oil or medium mixed in. The warm red sauce was a lot of fun to paint. I'm hungry for some pasta now.
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Garlic and Chives
6"x6"
oil on masonite

If you are going to paint the ingredients for a good spaghetti sauce you have got to have Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin music playing in the background. It adds to the flavor of the painting.
It must be spring, even the garlic that was sitting in the refrigerator has started sending up green shoots. The chives were cut from my wife's herb garden. The first harvest of the season.

3 comments:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

The power of suggestion is too strong - guess what I'm having for dinner?

Wonderful painting - the skin on the garlic is beautiful.

Thank you so much for the link on your page - I appreciate it.

Ed Terpening said...

Good thing that garlic was sprouting. Adds a nice bit of Spring green, in just the right place :-)

Arty Velarde said...

I stumbled upon your site. You have beautiful work. Good luck on your show.
Lydia